Category: Herb Garden

Herb gardens, also called a kitchen garden, provide you with the herbs you need for tasty cooking, health, and wellness. Learn all about the wonderful world of herbs or join our Facebook group, the Christian Herbalists at Home Garden Joy. We cover all aspects of herb gardening include kitchen gardens and more.
herbs for small gardens

Best Herbs for Small Gardens

The best herbs for small gardens can be both annual and perennial herbs. The trick is to find herbs that have an upright, compact growing habit.

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herbal medicine

Herbal Medicine – How to Find a Teacher, School, or Mentor

When it comes to herbal medicine, there is no one right way to become an herbalist. There is no national license or certification for herbal medicine. The old-fashioned tradition continues of finding a teacher, mentor, or school that aligns with your personal beliefs and philosophies to learn how to become an herbalist.  

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types of mint

Three Types of Mint

There are many types of mint, but for gardeners, a few stand out for their aroma, taste, and easy growth habits.  We’ll take a look at three that are very commonly grown for culinary and tea uses: applemint, spearmint, and peppermint.

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growing st johns wort

Growing St. Johns Wort

Growing St. Johns Wort added to my list of plants I’ve always wanted to try to grow from seed. It’s a useful plant that’s also beautiful. St. Johns Wort (Hypericum perforatum), also called by some herbalists St. Joan’s Wort, is a perennial herb that is best known for its reputed properties to treat depression. But …

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Borage, an Old Herb with New Life

Have you ever heard of the herb, borage? If you haven’t, you aren’t alone. Most 21st century Americans have never heard of this plant. But if you had lived 100 or 200 or more years ago, borage would have been as common as a head of iceberg lettuce. What Is Borage? Borage (Borago officinalis) is an …

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clary sage

Growing Clary Sage

Clary sage is a beautiful biennial flower. Have you ever heard the saying, “Good things come to he who waits?” That’s clary sage. It took me two years to grow the plants from seed to flowering. It was worth the wait.

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